Four or five Oak Hill High students in the Morgan Hill California Unified School district wore “American flag, “red, white and blue t-shirts to school on Cinco de Mayo, May 5th, 2010. The Assistant Principle told the boys to turn their shirts inside-out. The boys said that would be disrespectful, called their parents, who showed up at the school to meet with Assistant Principle Miguel Rodriguez. The parents took the boys home. Three parents took the issue to court. The ruling has just come down, and the American flag lost. Death to pride in America in American public schools. Death to the American identity in American public schools. Death to the First Amendment in American public schools. I hope there will be an appeal.
One of the students, Matt Dariano said they were told they were “fuel to the fire,” and starting a fight. The boys were sitting at an out-door table during their break. Another student said one of the school officials called the T-shirts “incendiary.”
Four words about Cinco de Mayo. It’s a Mexican holiday.
More than 100 students were spotted wearing red, white and green as they were leaving school. Some had the Mexican flag painted on their faces or on their arms.
Some Mexican-American students said that their flags were taken away or asked to be put away, but none were sent home for wearing red, white and green.
I just saw an interview from 2010 with the boys, and they said they didn’t care that some students were wearing the Mexican pride clothing, but they felt they should also be able to show their America pride.
How many of the unhappy Hispanic students do you thing are illegally in this country?
One of the boys told Mark Levin that a student asked him why he was wearing the American flag when it was not the Fourth of July, it was Cinco de Mayo – but Cinco de Mayo is NOT the Mexican Independence Day, and even if it was, this is America. The boys were told the American flag would “foment drama.”
A year and a half later, the District Court of Northern California ruled in favor of the school.
If the American flag is incendiary in an American public school because Mexican children, or Mexican-American children are offended, the school officials have the responsibility of changing that attitude, and never allowing our flag to be incendiary, offensive, fuel for the fire or anything other than respected. What happened at Oak Hill, and in the court, is no different than flying the Mexican flag above the U.S. flag.
I think it’s safe to say we have many, many Mexican kids in this country who hate America. Check out this video explaining what happened at Oak Hill High. It’s a great report and puts the truth in focus.
American Flag Offensive for Those Who Chose America (video)